How to Apply to the Orchard Project

APPLICATIONS WERE DUE AT 11:59PM PST ON FRIDAY JANUARY 21, 2022.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic upended The Orchard Project’s ability to participate in a familiar ecosystem of artistic development. In the wake of limitations on in-person gatherings, we found ourselves looking at truly unprecedented terrain in the entertainment industry. But, with obstacles came opportunities to recalibrate: to tune back in with our artists’ needs, and to channel The Orchard Project’s resources into intentional, thoughtful, and accessible virtual programming. 

Looking back at the past two years of programming, we find ourselves extremely proud of the work our artists have accomplished across our virtual spaces. In the Episodic Labs, Audio Labs, and Performance Labs, Facilitators and artists worked together to expedite dozens of new projects through communal support. And now, with the addition of OP Forward Labs to our year-round programming, we’ve been able to unite cohorts selected from our pool of resident artists, as we pilot workshops dedicated to the advancement of their work in the industry at large. 

The Orchard Project now finds itself in a moment of transition. As we welcome the return of in-person events, we also hope to honor the discoveries we made through engaging with virtual working methods. In 2022, we’re thrilled to offer virtual, hybrid, and in-person Labs, as well as the addition of an Adaptation Lab, thematically geared toward conceptually engaging this time of artistic renewal and institutional transformation. 

To apply to the Orchard Project, please register for an account on this application micro-site, and then you can start an application at any time by using the menu above. You can save draft applications, and even if you "submit" your application, you can edit your application right until our submission date in January, 2022. 

LOGGED IN? CLICK HERE TO START ANOTHER APPLICATION

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE APPLIED TO THE OP IN THE PAST, YOU STILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT FOR 2022 APPLICATIONS.